Louisiana to partially close shrimp season

December 17, 2017

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana wildlife and fisheries regulators say the fall shrimp season will close in a portion of state inside waters beginning at official sunset Monday.

Affected by last week’s order are all state inside waters from the Mississippi/Louisiana state line westward to the Louisiana/Texas state line except for the following waters located east of the Mississippi River:

—Chef Menteur and Rigolets passes, Lake Borgne (BORN), Mississippi Sound, Mississippi River Gulf Outlet, a section of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway in Orleans Parish from the waterway’s East Closure Sector Gate westward to the waterway’s intersection with the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal, and the open waters of Breton and Chandeleur sounds.

All state outside waters will remain open at this time.

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